Everybody knows, but no one really believes it

Spalding Gray once said that “Everybody knows they are going to die, but no one really believes it.” But every so often I do. Like last night.

Look for the red things

Me: The thing is, there’s a difference between seeing and noticing. Noticing is when you consciously become aware of something. For example, if I said right now, Look for everything that’s red. You’d see a lot more red things.
Him: (looking around) Great, now all I see are the red things.
Me: (laughing) That’s what happens. You can’t un-notice something you’ve noticed. It’s called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

Updating this blog a bit late because I’ve been trying to finish up a few assignments for clients.

Been watching the news about the three women they found; obviously it reminds me of the Jaycee Dugard story. Just like with her, compounding the basic horror of it all is also the fact that they were cheated out of those years.

Life is so short as it is.

I blinked and I’m 40.

Spalding Gray once said that Everybody knows they are going to die, but no one really believes it. Late at night, when I can’t sleep, I realize what it means and it keeps me up the rest of the night. Like last night.

Doubt you ever noticed, but for the past few years every time I write about dying, I put up a picture of a clock.

As I get older, I see notice more clocks and think about how short it all is.

And you can’t un-notice something you’ve noticed.


Location: in the basement of my brain again
Mood: nostalgic
Music: I don’t mind waiting in line
Like this post? Tell someone about it by clicking a button below.

Enhanced by Zemanta

10 replies on “Everybody knows, but no one really believes it”

Rarely turns down an invitation for drinks – on the roof or otherwise. Thanks!

If you have pending documents left for approval, it is
best to estimate the targeted time of completion to make things flexible
on your side. In this way, you can avoid problems
faced by them at the time of your house shifting
process. ‘ You must check in the internet to find out a company which will serve you when you will be planning to move somewhere abroad.
Support her work by subscribing to her articles
and forwarding the link of this article to friends and colleagues or reposting only title and
first paragraph linked to this Examiner page. Remember that you can save more money by doing these things on your own.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.